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so..from the disription, this trope seems to be "Otaku, but in a japanese media." am i missing something, because otherwise this seems like it should be a sub-page of the Otaku page?
Seems like this whole trope is based on insulting anime fans not from Japan. I'll bet a $100 it's the same people who used to make fun of anyone for using a computer/playing video games/being on the internet/dating on the internet from early 90's to early 00's, except that they'e now using a computer, playing video games, surf the net for the very thing they make otaku's fun of and found their girlfriend/boyfriend on the internet. It's just sad and I don't get why they still continue. That said, occidental otaku is a trope.
That, I can agree with!
That first sentence is godawful, I had to ask two separate people in #tropers before anyone could explain it to me. Can we get rid of the pothole and rephrase the whole first sentence? That pothole has been forced in, square peg round hole style.
Yeah, this thing's a little off.
So if this is just weeaboos that visit Japan/are in Japanese stories, how are they not just Weeaboos?
I'm not sure if 4chan speak should be used either.
I know this conversation is about a year old, but I did not know there was a distinction between weeaboo and otaku. Seems like hairsplitting to me.
Yep. "Otaku" is the term used by the culture itself, while "weeaboo" is a 4chan spawned derivative of the insult/slur "Wapanese" (think "wigger" but for Western otaku instead of suburban rapper wannabes.
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How well does it match the trope?